It looks like France is gearing up for Stockholm! According to Télé 7 Jours, who also brought the news about Kendji Girac’s Eurovision response last week, the duo Marianne James and Stéphane Bern will once again sit in the French commentators’ chairs for Eurovision next May in Stockholm.
Marianne and Stéphane already teamed up for this year’s Eurovision and did a wonderful job providing commentary for the final. With Marianne’s vast knowledge of musicology and Stéphane being an expert in history and geography, the combination was a perfect fit. The press and the public lavished praise on the duo for their amazing work!
We met the duo back in Vienna and both seemed very confident about Lisa Angell’s chances in the final. We are happy to see them back!
France’s internal selection
According to the same article, the national broadcaster France 2 has started searching for Lisa Angell’s successor and has already received many songs. Their wish for 2016 would be to find a famous artist, potentially with a song that has already become a hit.
It seems like the head of the French delegation, Nathalie André, is back on track and working hard to prepare her revenge next year, as she promised. After this year’s poor result with Lisa Angell coming 25th, André has been heavily criticized for her choices by the press and also by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, which led her to think about a possible withdrawal of the country.
Now that Indila has already turned down Eurovision and Kendji giving a vague response about a possible participation, heads are turning to other big stars who could possibly represent France and give them the result they have been longing for.
Who do you want to see representing France? Should France go with an established artist or a newcomer? Check our pick for France in our weekly Wednesday Wishlist and tell us what you think in the comments below!